JULY 20, 2017

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call for people to commit actions of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the minds of all people to the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual disabilities. She believed in their possibilities, which fuels hope in all of us to make a difference. Eunice Kennedy Shriver demonstrated an unrelenting indomitable spirit in action that one person could make a difference and change the world.

Eunice’s day has been created to inspire new fans to experience her legacy and embrace the movement she founded in her backyard. What started as an inclusive sports camp in the early 1960s has blossomed into a worldwide movement transforming lives in more than 170 countries. We invite you to join us in playing unified that we may teach the world to live unified.


SPREAD HER VISION AND INSPIRE

In celebration of EKS Day, Special Olympics encourages each community, from every corner of the world, to engage in sports activities focused on inclusion.

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Special Olympics is leading the world in a celebration of the inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the minds of all people to the gifts and talents of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As Special Olympics founder, she proved that one person could make a difference and change the world.

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Special Olympics Southern California is made up of 30 programs that host competitions, fundraisers, and other events within 11 counties in Southern California.

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VIDEOS

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"A Message of Hope, A Message of Victory"

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"We are the Peacemakers" - 1991 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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Maria Shriver Celebrates her Mother's Legacy of Hope